senior advisor - research and evaluation


Job Description:


The Company

This government organisation is dedicated to the betterment of policies and decision making within their specific focus area and is a sector leader in influencing change in New Zealand society.

With highly dedicated teams and an excellent amount of investment they aim to make significant benefits for the community.

The Team

The Research and Evaluation team is responsible for providing data and research to the policy teams and the wider organisation, empowering significant changes that are better for the community and can positively impact a wider group of people.

This is a new team and will be focusing on growth and better outcomes. They support each other, share knowledge and experience and want like minded people to join them through this important time of establishing a capability

The Role

As a Senior Advisor you will be taking the lead to provide quantitative and qualitative analysis, delivering research and evaluations that builds an evidence base. This evidence base allows them to make informed policy and investment decisions to improve outcomes.

Leading data related engagements within the organisation, and with other government agencies and external stakeholders, to improve access and use of data on wellbeing outcomes.

Work on dedicated project streams using your technical knowledge on research and evaluation methodologies, contributing insights to provide the necessary data for excellent data driven decision making. Establish key milestones, timelines and requirements necessary to deliver.

As a Senior, help mentor and develop the team to improve delivery and help them on a career journey.

Experience and characteristics

For this position the successful person will have experience in the following areas as a preference

Experience as a lead on engagements and research and evaluation projects to deliver outcomes

Solid demonstrable analytical skills, preferably in context to quantitative and qualitative analytics, statistical analysis or a similar field in data analytics

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders internally and externally

A passion for teamwork and collaboration and a willingness to mentor others, share your own knowledge and experience

Working within the public sector in your field will be highly desirable

Based in New Zealand

Based in New Zealand

Why work here

Work with an excellent team who are passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences, training and development and delivering positive outcomes. Have a lasting effect on the community with the research and recommendations that you provide which will focus on the wellbeing of others in New Zealand.


For more information, please contact Stephanie Ashkettle via email I would be happy to talk to people who are interested in making a difference.

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Government / Local Government


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